This needed to be done. Fox News Contributor and Columbia University Professor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill slammed conservative talk show host Bill O'Reilly last night in a fiery debate on The O'Reilly Factor regarding the racial component of Michael Jackson's life and career.
Using a much touted Pew study that claimed African-Americans were far more interested in Michael Jackson coverage than white Americans, O'Reilly criticized Jackson's appearance saying, "You don't get to become a black icon by bleaching your skin and having white children".
As expected, O'Reilly also took shots at Al Sharpton's Jackson memorial speech and defended the insensitive and racist Republican NY Congressman Pete King who earlier this week called Jackson a "pervert and pedophile."
It's rare that any guest on The Factor is ever able to get a word in over Bill O'Reilly's screeching, but Marc Lamont Hill manages to do so while making O'Reilly look like the bigot he is.
Phil Donahue said it best, "Just because you raise your voice Billy doesn't make you right."
Get into the debate in the video below: